"TMZ NO BS: DMX" Tubi Documentary Explores Rapper's Highs & Lows In New Trailer

The "TMZ"-produced project will premiere on Tubi later this week.

BYHayley Hynes

The two-year anniversary of DMX's unexpected death passed by last month, leading many rap icons to pay tribute to their fallen friend. Even as the time since his passing continues to grow, the New Yorker's impact can never be forgotten, which is why Tubi and TMZ have come together to commemorate his legacy with a new documentary. According to an exclusive from HipHopDX, the free streaming service will unleash its TMZ NO BS: DMX film later this week, allowing the world to learn more about the life of the most iconic lyricists who ever did it.

"DMX is one of rap’s most iconic figures, ascending to superstardom after rising from the streets of Yonkers to the top of the music world," a synopsis of the upcoming project reads. "Despite his incredible success, a slew of legal and personal problems plagued the life of Earl Simmons." The documentary will further detail these issues, referring to them as "the demons that haunted him until his untimely death." On Monday (May 15), Tubi unveiled a brief teaser trailer for the film, highlighting both DMX's highs and lows.

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TMZ Explores DMX's Career in NO BS Documentary

It's scheduled to premiere tomorrow (May 17), and will surely attract fans – both new and old – to admire the ups and downs of DMX's prolific run. Aside from TMZ's efforts to keep the Romeo Must Die actor's legacy alive, his good friend, Swizz Beatz is markedly doing his part as well. Earlier this month, "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" celebrated its 25th anniversary, at which time the producer dedicated a social media post to his pal.

"25 [years] ago on this day, May 5th, 1998, my life changed forever," he wrote on Instagram, praising D's incredible work on the popular song, which remains in rotation for many hip-hop heads to this day. Will you be streaming the TMZ NO BS: DMX documentary when it hits Tubi later this week? Let us know in the comments, and tap back in later for more music/pop culture news updates.

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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.